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2019-20 Midseason DII Pound-for-Pound Rankings


photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com

We are halfway through the season, and while there are many more matches to be wrestled after the New Year, it is time to revisit our pound-for-pound (P4P) rankings. Now I want to make something clear; these are my rankings of the best wrestlers in the country right now in Division II. It is not a ranking of just the top-ranked individuals at each weight. You will see that there are weight classes that did not make the cut on the list this time. That is not to say they are not full of talent; frankly, 125 pounds may be the deepest weight in the country. You will not find a lightweight on this list at the moment, though. It is more a matter of how dominating wrestlers at other weights have been against their competition than a lack of talent there. There are only three returning national champions without Division II losses left and they are all on this list. The number one team in the country (spoiler alert to the rankings next week) is represented by three athletes. This list could get a new addition if we see the return of 141 national champion Jose Rodriguez (Notre Dame) at the National Duals. Carlos Jacquez (Lindenwood), Nick Mason (Tiffin), Tony Vezzetti (Notre Dame), Jake Barzowski (St Cloud State), Isiah Royal (Newberry), Connor Craig (Pitt-Johnstown), and Tyler Warner (Pitt-Johnstown) are all off the list, for now. It would not surprise me to see more than one of them return as the season moves forward.

 10. Devin Fitzpatrick (R-Jr) St Cloud State University, 165


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